Moscow (VNA) – The embassies of Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia in Ukraine co-organised a flag-hoisting ceremony on August 8 to mark the 53rd anniversary of the founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (August 8, 1967-2020). Addressing the ceremony, held at the Embassy of Malaysia, Malaysian Ambassador to Ukraine Dato' Reza Raja Zaib Shah highlighted the great achievements ASEAN has made so far, stressing that ASEAN is playing an increasing important role in the economic and socio-political life in the region and the world. The diplomat affirmed that despite the raging COVID-19 pandemic, the ASEAN still successfully conducted many activities in the first half of this year under the leadership of Vietnam as the bloc’s chair in 2020, for example the first online ASEAN Summit, ASEAN+3 and other important meetings. He noted his belief that Vietnam will excellently fulfill its Chair of the bloc in the remaining six months of the year. Regarding … [Read more...] about ASEAN founding anniversary marked in Ukraine
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Vietnam to adopt pesticide-free agricultural model: experts Vietnam needs to shift from the use of conventional pesticides to biopesticides to “better manage weed growth, maintain a high agricultural yield, avoid resistant species, protect soil biodiversity and erosion, and reduce green-house emissions,” … [Read more...] about Has Vietnam’s sustainable agriculture developed well?
In early August this year, the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) officially took effect. This is a door that opens up many opportunities for Vietnamese enterprises to export to the EU market. Accordingly, Vietnam's rice products will be exempt from export tariffs to the EU, of which, 80,000 tons of rice will enjoy tax incentives. In the Mekong Delta, Trung An Company in Can Tho City is one of the exporters in the fragrant and high-quality rice segment to fastidious markets. The EVFTA is a rare opportunity for Vietnamese rice exporters. In the past many years, the company has associated with farmers to cultivate around 7,000 hectares of rice or around 150,000 tons of rice under safe procedures, meeting choosy markets, said Mr. Pham Thai Binh, Director of Trung An Company. This year, the company will strive to reach an export of 80,000 tons of high-quality fragrant rice. The current export price of fragrant rice of Trung An is the dream of many enterprises when reaching an … [Read more...] about Opportunities for Vietnamese rice